Li10Mg6Zn31Al3: A new intermetallic phase containing building blocks for decagonal quasicrystals

Chi-Shen Lee, Gordon J. Miller*

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Abstract

A pseudo-pentagonal kernel is the central unit in the new quaternary intermetallic phase Li10Mg6Zn31Al3 (see structure). This unit can form the basis for decagonal and, possibly, icosahedral quasicrystals. The synthesis, crystal structure, and bonding of Li10Mg6Zn31Al3 are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4740-4742
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume40
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2001

Keywords

  • Electronic structure
  • Intermetallic phases
  • Quasicrystals
  • Solid-state structures

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